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7 Things to Do Around Port Canaveral on a Rainy Day

Ah, Florida! Home to beautiful beaches and sunny weather…well, most of the time! Here in Florida, there’s a dry season (November – March), and there’s a wet season (April – October), where it rains almost every day. 

Many cruise travelers choose to arrive early for their Port Canaveral cruise and book a Stay & Cruise package. After all, you don’t want to miss your cruise because of a missed connection or a car-related problem. But don’t let the rain stop you. Just because it rains a lot, this doesn’t mean you will be rained out on your vacation since it usually doesn’t last all day. 

However, there are times when a storm lingers or dampens outdoor fun for the rest of the day. Keep in mind that here on Florida’s Space Coast, home to Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral, during the wet season, it typically rains in the afternoon, so it’s best to get outside in the morning. 

Don’t let the weather stop you from having fun. Here’s a look at things to do around Port Canaveral on a rainy day. 

1. Museum of Dinosaurs & Ancient Cultures

The museum is located at the Dinosaur Store and throughout this 20,000-square-foot area, you will discover exhibits featuring the Devonian, Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous authentic fossils, cast skeletons, and true-to-life dinosaurs in their natural habitats. The ancient culture mezzanine features hundreds of original artifacts from Egypt, China, Mesoamerica, and Tribal Africa. 

Plus, the Dinosaur Store has an interactive Adventure Zone that features live reptiles such as gators and snakes. This whole area is perfect for family fun, especially on a rainy day!

2. Cocoa Beach Surf Company

The Cocoa Beach Surf Company is your one-stop shop for beach and cruise essentials. Hailed as the World’s Largest Surf Complex, you can pick up some beach gear including beach toys, clothes, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Everyone will love watching the fish swim in their 5,600-gallon aquarium and grabbing a bite to eat at the Shark Pit Bar & Grill. There’s also a Starbucks on-site, ready to fuel your day.

3. Florida Surf Museum

The Florida Surf Museum preserves and documents the unique history and culture of Florida Surfing. Located inside Ron Jon Surf Shop’s rental building, guests can experience the heritage of surfing and the traditions of the surfing community. This intimate space is a great option for those quick afternoon storms that roll in and are done in 30 minutes.

4. Escape Cocoa Beach

With four rooms to choose from, each game is a real-life adventure perfect for couples, families, and small groups. All Escape Cocoa Beach’s escape room activities take about an hour to complete and are a great way to entertain and pass the time. You will solve puzzles, crack codes and uncover hidden gems as you work together to escape the room in under an hour.

Booking your pre-cruise stay on Florida’s Space Coast doesn’t have to be a hassle. Trust our team at Sail Port Canaveral to find the best price and accommodations for you.

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5. Exploration Tower

Although it is temporarily closed due to maintenance, the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral is a top experience. There are seven stories of fun and adventure with interactive exhibits and activities that everyone can enjoy. Each floor has a unique theme, inspired by the culture of Florida’s Space Coast such as space, maritime, and nature. The Exploration Tower is expected to re-open in 2023.

6. Carib Brewery Taproom - 321 Lime House

Located just minutes from Port Canaveral, Carib Brewery’s Taproom – 321 Lime House is a great place to taste craft beer and limited releases while enjoying live entertainment, fun games, and brewery tours. Plus, daily events are taking place such as Trivia Thursday and Open Mic on Friday.

7. Stumpy’s Hatchet House

If you’re tired of escape rooms and bowling alleys, Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Cocoa Village offers an exciting atmosphere and something new to try for those seeking adventure. This location is also next to many restaurants, bars, and quaint shops in Historic Cocoa Village. Grab a bite to eat at one of the area’s many restaurants and head over to Stumpy’s for some indoor fun!

Honorable Mentions :

  • Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse
    Just 35 minutes south of Port Canaveral, this indoor entertainment venue has an arcade, indoor go-karts, laser tag, ropes course, and much more that’s sure to entertain your group. 

  • Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 
    Here you will see 50 warbirds under covered hangars and learn stories of the aviators that piloted them. This is a one-of-a-kind experience about 20 minutes north of the Port.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    Organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Most attractions are located inside, but you may get a little wet walking between buildings.

  • American Police Hall of Fame
    The Museum, through interactive displays, simulators, and nearly 11,000 artifacts, educates the public about the history and current trends in American law enforcement. Located in Titusville, this is about 25 minutes away from Port Canaveral.

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